23 Things to Do on a Rainy Day during Harvest

October 29, 2009 07:00 PM

Sara Schafer, AgWeb Crops Online Editor
Yep, those drops you were heard when you woke up was not your coffee brewing – more rain.
With the constant, sporadic and down-right gloomy weather many farmers are experiencing across farm country, we here at Farm Journal thought you could use a to-do list for these rainy days.
Here you go:
  1. Drink a beer or two 
  2. Carve a pumpkin 
  3. Fix the tail lights on trailers and wagons 
  4. Rest up from the last four days of 24/7 combining 
  5. Shop for next year's corn hybrids and soybean varieties 
  6. Clean all the candy wrappers out of the combine cab 
  7. Brush up on your marketing knowledge 
  8. Submit your current crop and weather conditions to CropComments@agweb.com
  9. Go to the elevator for free coffee and donuts 
  10. Winterize your shop, vehicles and machinery 
  11. Get a jumpstart on your Christmas shopping (especially for your spouse) 
  12. Look for any important receipts or invoices under your truck seat or stuffed in the visor 
  13. Submit a photo of your tractor to Your Favorite Tractor 
  14. Check the weather radar for the 12th time to see when the next clear day will be 
  15. Plan your winter vacation 
  16. Challenge a neighboring farmer to a computer Solitaire marathon
  17. Pump water from flooded soybeans in steady rain**
  18. Go duck hunting**
  19. Fix stuff that ain't broke yet.**
  20. Complete "winter projects” such as updating your bathroom, which was still in the original early 60's decor. (Think aqua plastic tiles and cast iron tub). You might just finish it before harvest!**
  21. Polish the paint oxidation off of the old tractors, so some un-expecting noisy neighbor might think you traded tractors, (until he gets close to see otherwise).**
  22. Go to Fort Hood, Texas to greet our Grandson who is returning from Iraq in Nov. 3.**
  23. Wii bowl with the grandkids.**

**new additions from farmers

What about you, what are you doing during all these rainy days? E-mail them to editors@agweb.com.

You can e-mail Sara Schafer at sschafer@farmjournal.com. 

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